Ag Services

We care about Agriculture.

Star Bank was founded in the heart of Minnesota. In 1904, we opened our doors as the First National Bank of Bertha in Bertha, Minnesota, where agriculture was…and still is…the backbone of the local economy. Many of our Star Bank offices are located in strong Ag communities, and we are proud to support the needs of local farmers and Ag-related businesses.

Our Ag Lenders understand farming. In fact, several grew up on family farms. Current farming conditions, commodity trends, land values, expansion planning, equipment needs…we are the bank you can trust for your farm or Ag-related business. We understand the credit needs of Agri-businesses, and the value of Ag-related assets. Whether you need to buy a tractor or a milking machine, fund your crop production or livestock needs, we have money to lend and the expertise to assist you.

Cash Management needs? Manage your cash resources and maximize your returns with business checking, savings, CDs and other tools. Check out these options in the Business Banking section of our website or ask a banker for details. Online banking and bill pay provide the ultimate convenience, too. 
We have a variety of lending solutions:
Ag Operating Loans: Get the money you need for operating expenses, equipment purchases, livestock, feed, and other farm-related needs…customized as revolving or non-revolving to fit your requirements.

Intermediate Lines of Credit: Even out your cash flow beyond one business cycle… customized as revolving or non-revolving to fit your requirements.

Ag Real Estate Loans: Purchase a neighboring farm, add acreage, improve or build processing facilities, or consolidate existing debt.

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Loans: Star Bank is a certified lender for the FSA Guaranteed Loan Program. Work directly with us to obtain loans through an FSA guaranty program, designed to help farmers with limited financial strength and cash flow. Borrowers may also qualify for interest assistance, in which FSA provides an interest subsidy for up to 5 years. We also offer real estate loans through an FSA participation program, designed to help borrowers with limited down payment funds.

Building lifelong relationships with area farmers…Star Bank is here for you.